Meditation Articles

Try Meditation for Pain Relief
Take a few minutes to read this article and you'll learn how only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation.

Mindfulness Meditation May Lower the Volume on Distractions
This article reveals how mindfulness meditation can help you lower your pain threshold while also improving your ability to deal with distractions. This form of alpha wave meditation may help your memory, too. Whoa!

The Secret of Contentment
If you're hobbled by wanting all kinds of stuff (both material and non-material), then you're not even close to feeling content with your life. Well, read this blog entry of mine and I'll show you an exercise you can do that'll put you on the road to being happy with what you have instead of constantly wanting what you don't have.

Meditation for Beginners
If you've been thinking about taking up meditation to relax and improve your overall peace of mind, reading this little article would be a good place to start.

A Meditation to Stop Mental Violence
With all the talking heads and endless writers blogging their violent and opinionated content, it's damn near impossible to be serene these days. Well, in this blog entry I share an incredibly useful and easy-to-do meditation you can use to fill your mind with peace and love instead of violence and anger.

One Minute Meditation
Hey, if you've been wanting to learn how to meditate but haven't had the time to take up the practice, you need to read this article which provides all the "how to" details for a simple but powerful meditation that'll only take you one minute to do!

A Guide to Meditation and Meanings
Meditation has many important benefits, and meditation and pranayama can help us live longer, happier, and more productive lives. It is important to understand just what these terms mean, and this article provides that information, along with a meditation breathing technique that you can start practicing immediately.

All Meditation Techniques Are Not the Same
As doctors increasingly prescribe meditation to patients for stress-related disorders, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how different techniques from Buddhist, Chinese, and Vedic traditions produce different results.

Meditation Helps Increase Attention Span
This article reveals how Buddhist meditation can improve a person's ability to be attentive and finds that meditation training helps people do better at focusing for a long time on a task that requires them to distinguish small differences between things they see.

Meditation Challenges
Although meditating is very easy, it does take some effort when you first start. This excellent introductory article to meditation discusses some of the challenges you'll have to overcome as a beginning meditator.

Meditation Associated with Structural Changes in the Brain
The regular practice of meditation appears to produce structural changes in areas of the brain associated with attention and sensory processing.

Scientific Study Shows Meditation Offers Visual Memory Benefits
This study shows a Buddhist form of meditation helps your visual recall ability.

Embrace Your Fear and Let It Go
Chet writes about his experience from using one of his favorite meditation CDs: "For the first time since 1980, when something similar happened to me, I felt completely at one with everything in the world - the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the violent and the peaceful."

Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes
In this book review, Chet Day writes about Robert Kull's fascinating yearlong adventure on a remote and isolated island off the coast of Chile. If you're into self-growth and the quest for a fuller understanding of what it means to be fully human, you'll enjoy reading Kull's book as much as Chet did.

You Choose How to React
"My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person."

Healing Stress with Chakra Energy
Use the ancient powers of Hindu spiritualism to utilize your body's own energy and reduce your stress levels. It all starts with meditation.

Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease
This intriguing and promising study suggests meditation may reduce the risk of heart disease.

EarthRain and a Whiteout Blizzard
Shelley Armstrong describes an intense experience where she was caught on the road during a sudden and very dangerous whiteout blizzard and how she stayed calm and centered thanks to meditation.

EarthRain Meditation
I developed a 60-minute, two track CD to improve the quality of my own meditating time. I bet you'd find it as useful as I do.

Awakening to the Spirit World
If you're interested in shamanism, you'll want to read this
interesting excerpt from the book Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation, by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman. The excerpt is entitled Three Tools of the Shaman, and describes the essential tools in the shaman's kit: gratitude, seeing and blessing. It concludes with a lovely blessing ceremony.

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